U.S. inflation rate in 1772: 16.67%

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Inflation in 1772 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 16.67% in 1772 compared to the previous year, 1771. On average, you would have to spend 16.67% more money in 1772 than in 1771 for the same item.

In other words, $100 in 1771 is equivalent in purchasing power to $116.67 in 1772.

The 1771 inflation rate was -4.88%. The inflation rate in 1772 was 16.67%. The 1772 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.36% per year between 1772 and 2018.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1772 was 9.1. It was 7.8 in the previous year, 1771. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation.


Inflation from 1771 to 1772
Average inflation rate 16.67%
Converted amount ($100 base) $116.67
Price difference ($100 base) $16.67
CPI in 1771 7.8
CPI in 1772 9.1
Inflation in 1771 -4.88%
Inflation in 1772 16.67%


U.S. inflation chart since 1665


Inflation by Country

Inflation can also vary widely by country. For comparison, in the UK £100.00 in 1771 would be equivalent to £110.45 in 1772, an absolute change of £10.45 and a cumulative change of 10.45%.

Compare these numbers to the US's overall absolute change of $16.67 and total percent change of 16.67%.


Inflation by Spending Category

CPI is the weighted combination of many categories of spending that are tracked by the government. This chart shows the average rate of inflation for select CPI categories between 1771 and 1772.

Compare these values to the overall average of 16.67% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) $100 in 1771 → 1772
Food 0.00 0.00 100.00
Shelter 0.00 0.00 100.00
Energy 0.00 0.00 100.00
Apparel 0.00 0.00 100.00
New vehicles 0.00 0.00 100.00
Used cars and trucks 0.00 0.00 100.00
Transportation services 0.00 0.00 100.00
Medical care services 0.00 0.00 100.00
Medical care commodities 0.00 0.00 100.00

It's important to note that not all categories may be tracked since 1771. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.



How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $100, 1771 to 1772

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1772CPI in 1771
×
1771 USD value
=
1772 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 7.8 in the year 1771 and 9.1 in 1772:

9.17.8
×
$100
=
$116.67

$100 in 1771 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $116.67 in 1772.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1771 and 1772, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1772 - CPI in 1771CPI in 1771
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.1 - 7.87.8
×
100
=
17%

Data Source & Citation

Raw data for these calculations comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (CPI), established in 1913. Inflation data from 1665 to 1912 is sourced from a historical study conducted by political science professor Robert Sahr at Oregon State University.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Inflation Rate in 1772 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 20 Oct. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1772.

in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.


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